Monday, December 26, 2016

Indonesia: Australian tourists caught stealing made to do walk of shame on island near Bali


A local working at a dive shop told the Guardian that as the island was so small, there was no police presence and that residents had formed a local security force that was governed by police on the mainland, who enforce the shaming penalty to discourage others from stealing.

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By Ruth Doherty | December 20, 2016

A pair of Australian tourists accused of stealing a bike have been paraded through the streets of an Indonesian island with signs around their necks publicly shaming them.

The male and female wore signs that read: "I AM THIEVE. DON'T DO WHAT I DID...!!!" as they walked through the streets of Gili Trawangan with local security in Gili Trawangan island, off Lombok.

It's reported that they were caught on CCTV stealing a bicycle at around 1pm on Saturday.

A local working at a dive shop told the Guardian that as the island was so small, there was no police presence and that residents had formed a local security force that was governed by police on the mainland, who enforce the shaming penalty to discourage others from stealing.

He added that it happened to anyone stealing, including locals as well as tourists.

After the walk of shame, the thieves are then banned from the island.

Images of the incident were shared on an official Facebook page for the Gili islands.



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